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Screen: Special Showings

Shadows of Liberty

When: Thu., May 21, 7 p.m. 2015



VARSITY THEATRE—"When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon," wrote Thomas Paine. Director Jean-Philippe Tremblay took that as his war-cry for his 2012 documentary, which excoriates the negative effects of the corporate media hegemony on open democratic discourse, and explores how the consolidation of power compromises journalism, leading to corruption, censorship and cover-ups. Tremblay's villains include George W. Bush and Rupert Murdoch; his commentators include Julian Assange, Dan Rather, David Simon, Daniel Ellsberg and ... Danny Glover? (I guess he's not too old for this shit.) This screening is followed by a panel discussion on how private citizens can defend their public interests, with Oscar-winning filmmaker David Kasper, NC NAACP director Michelle Laws and the NC Justice Center's Dani Martinez Moore. 7 p.m., $5 suggested donation, 123 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, 919-967-8665, —Brian Howe

Price: $5 suggested donation

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